Photo of the Front Gate at Randolph Air Force Base loctaed in San Antonio,
Texas. Randolph was dedicated on June 20, 1930 as a flying training base and continues in that mission today. It serves as
the Air Education & Training Command. and is known as the Showplace of the Air Force because of the Spanish Colonial
Revival Style architecture.
Amelia Earhart waving in her New York parade after her transatlantic
flight. She was the first aviatrix to fly solo across the Atlantic in August of 1928 just one year after Charles Lindbergh
made his historic solo flight.
Amelia Earhart received a rousing welcome and dressed in her flight
suit is waving to her fans in return after her transatlantic flight. On June 17, 1928 she arrived in Burry Port, Wales
on the ending point from a flight originating in Newfoundland.
Photograph of stylish Amelia Earhart
taken in front of a Boeing Bi-Plane sometime in the early 1930's. She was America's most popular female pilot
at a time when women did not often cross into occupations reserved for males. Amelia was attractive, intelligent and
ambitious and was constantly thrust into the spotlight by her publicist husband George Palmer Putman.
Flier Amelia Earhart is shown walking away from her Electra Aircraft.
This photograph was taken shortly before her last flight in the late thirties.
The end of Prohibition meant a new life fpr the Atlas Brewing Cpmpany.
As a marketing tool they contracted with Pennsylvania Airlines to deliver a first shipment of their brew to the Nation's
Capitol. This photograph shows the beer being off loaded from the airplane at Washington D.C. This shipment of beer was to
be a gift to each Congressman who voted to repeal the Volstad Act. The photo was taken April 7, 1933 .
Aerial photograph of Dallas, Texas Love Field Airport showing the Lemmon
Avenue Terminal in 1941. Photo shows three Braniff Airways DC-3's and one DC-2 at lower right. In the middle
is an American DC-3. Billboard advertises the Melrose Hotel in Dallas.
A reprint photograph of the famous "Blacksheep
Squadron" of World War II.The Marine Fighter Squadron (VMF-214) was originally commissioned early
in 1942 at Oahu, Hawaii. Twenty-seven men under Major "Pappy" Boyington formed the original squadron.
Flying their eight Corsairs night & day, they molded themselves into a fully trained squadron and in just 84 days piled
up a record 197 planes destroyed, damaged troop transports, sunk supply ships and destroyed ground installations.
Beautiful color photo of Braniff Airways DC-6 Aircraft.
This popular 4-engine prop aircraft began sleeper service to South America in 1948. Used for medium and long hauls,
the 52 passenger aircraft is shown with the 1950 color scheme. This aircraft had the first pressurized cabin in the
Publicity shot for Braniff Airways Boeing 707. This actual aircraft
crashed during test flight prior to delivery. Braniff stewardesses wore new uniforms with a style inspired by Chanel on the
inaugural flight of the Braniff B-707 flight on December 19, 1959.
Braniff stewardesses lined up for this photo taken in 1965 represented
the Braniff International hostesses in their Pucci uniforms in front of a Braniff BAC-111 "Easter Egg" Aircraft.
This small but speedy plane cruised at 150 mph, had a fuel capacity
of 90 gallons and could carry a payload of 1200 lbs. Braniff Airways, incorporated in 1930, commenced its first scheduled
passenger flights and air express between Tulsa, Oklahoma City and Wichita Falls, TX. The two new six-passenger Lockheed
Vegas were purchased at a cost of $10,000 each.
Here are the Braniff Airlines Pucci Girls outfits from 1971 with the
hot pink pants, watches, umbrellas, and handbags. This is the Pucci IV Version of the trendy designer's uniforms
for the "Flying Colors" airline.
Night maintenance at the Braniff hanger main entrance on Roanoke Drive
at Dallas Love Field, early 1940's. Planes being serviced Include a DC-2 and DC-3. Note the Deco style Braniff
Airways neon sign.
This photo of the Braniff Boeing 747 "Fat Albert" on
take off from Dallas Love Field, Runway 13R, January 10, 1971, carrying a load of employees on a sightseeing and familiarization
flight. "Fat Albert" schedule was inaugurated January 15, 1971, between Dallas and Honolulu.
This photo of the Braniff Boeing B-727. The "Flying Colors" series
was introduced by Braniff in 1971, the plane is shown landing at the Braniff home base at Dallas Love Field.
Fabulous picture of downtown Dallas,Texas shows Dealey Plaza and
the Old Red Courthouse taken as a promotional photograph in 1940. The triple underpass can be seen in the bottom center,
along with the Texas School Book Depository and the grassy knoll near where President John Kennedy was assassinated twenty-three
Braniff B727 flying alongside the Calder Flying Colors of the United
States. This Braniff Flying Colors, a 1976 tribute to the 200th birthday of the U.S., was Braniff's most popular
aircraft and was seen by more persons than any other single commercial airliner at the time.
Publicity shot taken at Dallas Love Field of the DC-6 on September 18,
1949, promoting the inauguration of sleeper flights to South America.
This prototype preliminary drawing for the Lockhood Electra L-188
shows three blades on prop. Final design contained four blades.
A Braniff publicity photograph for the new colored Boeing 720 aircraft at
Dallas Love Field 1965. The old style Braniff aircraft can be seen at the top of the photograph. The tarmack was painted with
white paint to make a clean background for the colored planes.
Braniff International flight attendants model three styles of the crazy
Pucci Designer uniforms for an airline promotional photograph in 1976. Trend-setting Braniff used wild ideas such as
these uniforms and artist decorated aircraft to attract business and travel customers to their growing fleet of "Easter
Egg" colored airplanes. The space helmet on the center girl caused excessive sweating and proved to be totally
impractical! Printed from negative.
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